Nitric oxide protects the skeletal muscle Ca2+ release channel from oxidation induced activation.


Reactive oxygen intermediates and nitric oxide modulate the contractile function of skeletal muscle fibers, possibly via direct interaction with the Ca2+ release channel. Oxidants produce disulfide bonds between subunits of the Ca2+ release channel tetramer, and this is accompanied by an increase in channel activity. The sulfhydryl alkylating agent N… (More)

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